Seymour Furlong Lawyers

Last updated on March 11th, 2022 at 09:58 am

In the event that someone is injured, and it is not their fault, this could be considered as a Public Liability Claim.

Public Liability claims are governed by the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002.

The ‘public‘ may include, recreational sport venues (such as sporting fields), shopping centres, or even at someone else’s residence.

Injuries and circumstances surrounding a public liability claim differ. As examples, here are how the above places could be open to a Public Liability Claim.

Shopping centres – especially in grocery supermarkets

  • Injuries arising from no clear signage about wet and slippery floors

Outdoor venues for events such as weddings or parties

  • Poorly signed areas to caution event-goers of any hazards

Nightclubs and pubs

  • Assault by other patrons of the venue

Much like other claims there are many other factors that may differ your situation.

It is important to note that a Public Liability Claim does not cover for injuries that have the involvement of a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), nor Workers’ Compensation Claim – these are considered as separate matters, and you can find information about them on our website also: Car Accident Claims, and, WorkCover Claim.

If you want to discuss your situation, please call us on (07) 3879 1644 or you can fill out our enquiry form and we’ll get in contact with you.